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Coming Soon: Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff – The Quotable Doctor Who

Coming Soon: Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff – The Quotable Doctor Who

February 6, 2014 No Comments »

Me and that Mark Wright have been compiling Doctor Who books again – and here’s the cover: What? You want some blurb as well. How demanding are you? OK, OK,... Read More »

This month in Adventure Time Magazine…

This month in Adventure Time Magazine…

February 1, 2014 No Comments »

What the Huh! It’s back to the Land of Ooo for me this month as I once again join Finn and Jake’s Never Ending Death Defying Quest in Adventure Time Magazine. It’s... Read More »

Why I feared for my life at a school visit yesterday!

Why I feared for my life at a school visit yesterday!

January 29, 2014 2 Comments »

Had a great day yesterday at the Harvington Prep School in London. I led three workshops, one about brainstorming new ideas, one on creating monsters and another on writing the... Read More »

New books day – The Hunted and Mama Barkfingers out now

New books day – The Hunted and Mama Barkfingers out now

January 27, 2014 No Comments »

Came home from a weekend in London to find these beauties waiting for me. They’re my two Teen Reads books for reluctant readers published by Badger Learning and they’re out... Read More »

First Author Event of the Year

First Author Event of the Year

January 18, 2014 No Comments »

Just back from my first author event of the year, a creative writing workshop for 9 – 16 year olds at Hanham Library in Bristol. Was a great session with... Read More »

How to write lots of words every day

How to write lots of words every day

January 3, 2014 12 Comments »

A couple of days ago I swapped some comments with author Adam Christopher on his blog about daily word counts and the like. I mentioned that I, on average, write... Read More »

Happy New Year (of Curly Wurlies)

Happy New Year (of Curly Wurlies)

January 1, 2014 6 Comments »

Here it is – 2014. According on who you speak to 2014 is the European Year of the Brain, the Year of Crystallography or the Year of Curly Wurlies*. So... Read More »

My top ten moments of 2013

My top ten moments of 2013

December 31, 2013 3 Comments »

31st December? Already? How is that even possible? Well, as it’s that time of year, I hope you’ll indulge me with a little round-up of the last twelve months. So, here... Read More »

A Christmas message from ORAC (and me!)

A Christmas message from ORAC (and me!)

December 24, 2013 No Comments »

All ready for Christmas? ORAC, Blake’s 7‘s resident super computer has released a special Christmas message with a little script by me and the voice talents of Alastair Lock. Here... Read More »

Best Father Christmas question ever…

Best Father Christmas question ever…

December 16, 2013 No Comments »

Courtesy of my youngest daughter: “Daddy, are Daleks so angry because they are on the naughty list and won’t be getting any presents?” Probably Connie, probably&# Read More »